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Devanee Wants Me To Get A Lytro Illum At ~$450.


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by Anura Guruge


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After seeing my post about the deep discount on the Lytro Illum Devanee wants me to get one. To be fair, as I did point out, it did cross my mind that I probably should get one at ‘that’ price — though the current ‘non-rebate’ price is $449. So when Devanee says I should get one all the domestic dynamics change! Devanee is nobody’s fool when it comes to cars and cameras! She has worked it out that IF she encourages my taste then she can benefit from that. And there is no harm in that — and she has an MGB and a Canon Rebel T3i to prove it, with another Jag to come!

So when Devanee says I should get one … the mother stays mum. Plus Deanna is convinced that I am going to get ANOTHER camera for Christmas! She has come to the conclusion, I do not know how or why, that I am addicted to cameras. Am I?

I really, really wasn’t going to get another one this year. Seriously. But now that Devanee says I should get a Lytro Illum …

Did some reading on the Lytro Illum last night. Kind of what I suspected. It appears to be pretty USELESS in the two areas that matter most to me … landscape and low light.

But the whole notion of REFOCUS appeals to me — tremendously. Plus I am a great fan of Panasonic since my Lumix FZ1000 proved to be such a huge success. I realize that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is the BIG BOY version of my FZ1000. But I really don’t want to get into interchangeable lenses again with anything LESS than APSC. Hence my PLAN to wait for the Fuji X-T2

But then there is the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ300K! Great ZOOM up to 600mm, 5 axis stabilization and a CONSTANT max. aperture of f2.8. This camera — now with REFOCUS via firmware — could BE perfect for me BUT for the sensor size. 1/2.3″ sensor. YIKES. That is SO, SO SMALL. But then again 99% of the pictures I take are for use on the Web. I can get away with a small sensor. OK. If on Cyber Monday, i.e., tomorrow, or before Christmas, I see the FZ300 BELOW $500 I will get one. 


Refocus (At Home) Feature On Consumer Cameras Death Knell For The Lytro Illum?

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Panasonic’s new REFOCUS.
>> Lytro — focus with software.

>> Bought Sony RX100 II.
>>
Bought
Panasonic Lumix FZ1000.
>> 6 Images for the Day
.
>> Taking Selfies My Way III.

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++++ Check Category ‘Six Images’ >>>>


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In today’s ‘New Camera’ news. Click image to access the post.


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As I predicted just 5 days ago the new revolutionary REFOCUS (at home) on Panasonic cameras, GX8, G7 & FZ300, is NOT good news for Lytro.

Others, Sony, Canon etc. will try to offer the same REFOCUS capability — assuming that Lytro or Panasonic does not have an enforceable patent on it. It could be that the technology is so ‘obvious’ that it could not be patented.

The last $100 DEAL that was required to get the price down to $399 at Amazon appears to have EXPIRED already. Not sure whether that was a ‘scam’ of sorts. But even $499 isn’t bad. My feeling is that the price will CONTINUE to go down!


Iran Nuclear Signing: The Compact Gentleman Cropped Out Of Photographs Is Dr. Ernest Moniz.

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You can’t help but notice that somebody has been intentionally CROPPED from these pictures … especially if you had happened to see the whole Iran nuclear deal signature lineup on TV. You couldn’t help but notice that there was a rather jolly gentleman standing next to John Kerry making him look even taller than he really is (broken leg, or not).

So check out these two pictures, where Dr. Ernest Moniz, U.S. Energy Secretary, has been unkindly eradicated.

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Yahoo! News no less. Click to access original.

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The U.K. “The Telegraph” which is usually NOT so rude. Click to access.


So, I went looking for an original, UNCROPPED image.
Found one at the State Department. Here it is with their own captioning.

U.S. Energy Secretary, Dr. Ernest Jeffrey Moniz [b. 1944].

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